500 refugees trapped in Libya to be evacuated to Rwanda

World / Social Issues Sep 11, 2019

500 refugees trapped in Libya to be evacuated to Rwanda

Rwanda agreed Tuesday to take in 500 refugees and asylum-seekers trapped in Libya under an agreement signed with the United Nations and the African Union. The deal comes after repeated allegations of dire conditions for migrants in Libya's detention centers, including beatings and other abuses, ...

Charity boat rescues 50 African migrants in sea off Libya

World / Social Issues Sep 9, 2019

Charity boat rescues 50 African migrants in sea off Libya

Humanitarian groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders rescued 50 migrants on Sunday from a rubber dinghy off Libya's coast and brought them aboard their charity ship, Ocean Viking. An AP journalist aboard the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking witnessed the rescue of a pregnant woman, 12 ...

Shelling shuts airport in Libyan capital, wounding four

World Sep 2, 2019

Shelling shuts airport in Libyan capital, wounding four

The only functioning airport in the Libyan capital was closed on Sunday after being struck by artillery fire overnight. There were conflicting reports on the number of injuries at Mitiga airport. A media officer for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) said four people ...